Write down the recipe you have been wanting to try and pick up the ingredients from Griggs Grocery in Hartsville.
Just a touch of these key baking ingredients will make your baked goods pop, so make sure your kitchen is always well-stocked.
The drinks available here are a great way to restore your body's natural balance, so start sipping.
Take a dive and swim away with some succulent fish. It's a great source of protein for your next meal!
Looking for tender and juicy meats? Here you can find delicious cuts of meat all year long.
These tasty and nutritious snacks will help you push through your long workday.
Sip on the caffeinated treats offered by Griggs Grocery's impressive coffee and tea connection.
Bread is a kitchen must-have, so pick up some fresh goodness today.
For that bowl of crunchy goodness, cereal is a winner for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
You'll find a wide variety of canned food, among other necessities here.
Take care of your thirst quickly with a bottle of refreshing water from Griggs Grocery.
When you have a long and hard day at work, a frozen meal from here makes for a perfect dinner solution.
Start cooking like a professional with the spices and seasonings at Griggs Grocery.
When you're looking for a little tart flavor to add to your meal, you'll want to grab some vinegar. For something a little more savory, that definitely calls for oil. When you shop here, you can stock up on either to ensure your food is tart and savory in equal measures.
For dairy lovers out there, this store does dairy right, so make sure to pick up some on your next trip.
At Griggs Grocery, you can grab some fresh noodles, channel your inner chef and get your cook on.
Pop one of these TV dinners into the microwave, and you'll be ready to relax in front of the TV.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
With available parking nearby, Griggs Grocery is easily accessible by car.
When you have the urge to get down in the kitchen, pick up some grocery items at Griggs Grocery in Hartsville and start cooking.
Your taste buds are calling for some down home American cooking from Stonefire American Grill.
This restaurant visitors can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this restaurant, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Stonefire American Grill has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
Gather up your group of friends and head to Stonefire American Grill, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
Keep it casual at Stonefire American Grill — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
This restaurant offers carryout for your convenience.
Stonefire American Grill is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
Drivers will embrace the parking lot located next door to Stonefire American Grill.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Stonefire American Grill accepts all major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
The restaurant is open from morning through evening, but the dinner menu serves the tastiest reviews.
Rediscover your favorite American meals at Stonefire American Grill.
If you're looking for classic American fare, try Stonefire American Grill for your next meal.
For an exceptional menu of American food that is highly-rated by all who try it, call Stonefire American Grill today.
Whether you prefer your meal mild or with a spicy kick, the top-rated Mexican fare at Salud Mexican Kitchen and Tqll hits a home run with each and every order.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this restaurant — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Salud Mexican Kitchen and Tqll.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Salud Mexican Kitchen and Tqll.
You can also grab your grub to go.
At Salud Mexican Kitchen and Tqll, you can park your car in seconds with the nearby street and lot parking options.
Fancy-schmancy price tags don t always bring the best results, and Salud Mexican Kitchen and Tqll s super yummy, mid-range menu is taste-test approved.
For the area's highest rated Mexican cuisine, be sure to check out Salud Mexican Kitchen and Tqll.
So kick back and enjoy some delicious Mexican food at Salud Mexican Kitchen and Tqll.
With all the spices and flavors you love, Salud Mexican Kitchen and Tqll is ready to be your Mexican restaurant of choice tonight!
Get your fill of first-class tacos, tamales, enchiladas, and more at San Jose Mexican Restaurant, an excellent Mexican spot revered by fans as one of the best.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
San Jose Mexican Restaurant's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of San Jose Mexican Restaurant to your next party or event.
This dining establishment is located near hassle-free parking options.
Cyclists are in luck. San Jose Mexican Restaurant provides bike parking.
So come to San Jose Mexican Restaurant, where you can expect nothing less than the highest rated Mexican fare.
Pay San Jose Mexican Restaurant a visit and enjoy a relaxing night filled with flavorful Mexican cuisine.
San Jose Mexican Restaurant features traditional and innovative Mexican eats, so visit the restaurant today and give your taste buds a fiesta.
No time to eat? Pick up a burger and fries in a matter of minutes at McDonald's.
Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at McDonald's with their complimentary wifi.
Large groups will appreciate McDonald's for its ability to seat them quickly.
Noisy crowds plus raging music creates a very loud environment at this restaurant.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
Restaurant customers can take advantage of the nearby parking options.
If breakfast isn't your thing, McDonald's also serves lunch and dinner, so you can be sure to swing by at some point during the day.
Whether you're a party animal or an early riser, the restaurant will be open to serve you 24 hours a day.
McDonald's serves up tasty burgers at a quick pace, so stop by today and enjoy a great meal.
When you live in the fast lane, your meals should keep up with you. Get the speedy service you deserve at McDonald's.
Come to Sam Kendall's to grab an American classic with a side of fries.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Sam Kendall's can seat both large and small groups.
Business casual attire is acceptable, so guests can let go of the "dress to impress" standard.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in Sam Kendall's for catering.
Sam Kendall's' diners can park in a nearby lot or on the street.
At Sam Kendall's, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Sam Kendall's may cost you a little bit more than some spots, but this deliciousness is fairly-priced (and well worth the few extra bucks).
Sam Kendall's has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
For lunch or dinner, make plans to try Sam Kendall's.
Siu mai: small pork dumplings. Each has a thin wrapper that needs to be delicately pleated by hand. Easily, they’re one of the most labor-intensive items at Phoenix Restaurant in Chicago, where each weekend this Chinese restaurant serves 80 different varieties of classic dim sum snacks.
This little fact about the siu mai is one of many surprising stories I learn from Eddy, the chef at Phoenix, where he also handles a million other tasks to keep the restaurant running smoothly. When I first came in, he was waving at a group of regulars while on the phone haggling with a seafood vendor.
“What we are serving in this restaurant is what we are eating in Hong Kong. ... It’s very typical,” Eddy says.
In 1996, Phoenix was one of the first restaurants to introduce dim sum to Chicago. Its customer base has grown over the years, and today, even with other dim sum restaurants up and down the block, you’ll find long lines winding out the door on any given Sunday.
Sound intimidating? It doesn't have to be.
Here's our guide to dim-sum dining, with a few tips from Eddy.
On the weekend: order dim sum off a cart
On weekends and special holidays, the wait staff winds traditional dim sum carts around tables, lifting lids off stacked steamer baskets to reveal the enticing contents. Should you see something you like, they leave the basket on your table and put a checkmark on your bill (it’s tallied at the end).
Phoenix is one of the only dim-sum restaurants in Chicago that still uses these carts. When I ask Eddy why they keep them, he says “tradition.” Not only to impress the tourists who come in, but also to let Chinese-American customers share this bit of culture with their kids.
Hot tip: if you want to experience the pushcarts without the crowds, head over on a Saturday, which tends to be less busy than Sundays, Eddy says.
On a weekday: order dim sum off the menu
Cartless weekdays offer a quiet, more peaceful atmosphere for ordering off the paper menu, which you can find near the hostess stand. Don't be intimidated—the menu has pictures; it has numbers; it has names written in both Chinese and English. And best of all, you need only point to what you want to have it brought out from the kitchen.
So what should you get?
“Everyone has their favorites,” Eddy says. The most popular dishes with Westerners are ha gao (shrimp dumplings) and siu mai (pork dumplings mentioned above). Kids gravitate toward the crunchy, easy-to-grip shrimp rolls and sweeter fare, from mango pudding (pictured above) to custard rolls.
Foreign travelers, especially those from Latin America, and adventurous eaters alike seem to love the chicken feet (pictured at bottom-right of top photo), a more exotic dish consisting of skin and tendons. While all these dishes are traditional, the chefs can tweak the recipes to accommodate for special diets or food allergies.
When diners are new to dim sum, Eddy encourages them to experiment. He’ll point out a few of the more popular dishes; if there’s something they don’t end up liking, it can easily be swapped out for something else. This way, by the second or third visit, diners will have a better idea of what they like.
And don't forget the tea
At dim sum, the tea is equally important to the food. Phoenix serves three different types: green tea, white tea, and brown tea. “Each one has its own usage,” Eddy says. While we talk, we drink jasmine tea, which is good for getting rid of toxins.
You can show your dim sum know-how by obeying proper tea etiquette. When your teapot is out of water, prop the lid off to the side. This signals to the wait staff that you need more hot water.
Eddy pours more tea and tells me to tap my fingers lightly against the table when the cup is nearly full. “When your friend or host fills your tea, this means ‘thank you’,” he says. “It’s part of the custom.”
Photos by Andrew Nawrocki, Groupon
I had no idea what to expect upon arriving at Elizabeth, the Michelin Star winner from Chef Iliana Regan. But an unmarked, unremarkable storefront between a tire shop and a sporting-goods store certainly wasn’t it. With few exceptions (Schwa, most notably), Chicago’s upper-echelon restaurants boast exteriors that match their illustrious River North and Restaurant Row addresses.
But as it turns out, Regan has no taste for that sort of superficial flash. She dons no chef’s whites. She displays no awards. She does not raise her voice to the Gordon Ramsay–level roar or even the Rachael Ray-ish rollick that TV cameras eat up.
Instead, this northwest Indiana native quietly built her reputation as someone who hunts for frogs and spears them herself. Someone who has suffered tick bites and poison-ivy rashes foraging for wild flora. Someone who has penned an essay on intensity for Lucky Peach and once themed an Elizabeth tasting menu after those violent and visceral A Song of Ice and Fire novels.
So yeah, I was kinda terrified to eat her food.
I’d never done a tasting menu before. And I wouldn’t necessarily classify myself as a picky eater, but I’m not a particularly adventurous one either, particularly when it comes to meat. (I can barely look at plated octopus without shivering.) I’d heard that Regan once served edible ants. Which are, like, bugs.
My nerves were calmed upon walking into Elizabeth, though. Austere yet charming, the whitewashed space was accented by light fixtures made from bare tree branches; dining chairs draped with faux-fur slipcovers; a chef’s counter armed with Elder Scrolls and Vikings Funko Pop! dolls. It was all in support of the season’s menu theme: vikings.
There were two options: land or sea. Or, as the first in a delightful succession of servers explained it, “Imagine a viking ship has reached the shore. One group goes on land to look for food, the other into the sea.” My friend Erin and I opted to order one of each to share and, despite my trepidation of certain meats, placed no restrictions on what we would eat. (You can arrange for some allergies and dietary needs in advance.) We wanted to go all in.
After the amuse-bouche—a surprisingly complex roasted whey carrot dressed with goat’s-milk cheese and edible flowers—came our first courses. The land dish was … a bowl of rocks. The server assured me the top “rock” was actually a baked potato coated in edible clay. But it was very convincing as a rock, so I bit in with trepidation. As Erin ate the rest, dipping it into the cheese and butter puddings it was served with, I forked into her langoustine with lingonberries. (Pro tip: don’t try to tear off the claw without looking. You will stab your finger on a spine.) So far, so very good.
As the servers continued to weave their culinary narrative, I realized there was an unmentioned character in their tale—Elizabeth itself. The restaurant is small, seating about 16 or so, and the kitchen is wide open. It was impossible not to get caught up in what was happening back there, particularly when sous chefs were wielding brûlée torches and “plating” on gorgeous pieces of handmade pottery. And the line between front and back of house was practically nonexistent. One moment, you’d see someone in the kitchen stirring and slicing; the next they’d be presenting your next course or clearing your table. (Chef Regan included.)
This created an unexpected intimacy, one that removed any hesitation when asking about a particular dish. It’s clear the teammates take a deep yet quiet pride in their collective work. They spoke warmly about where ingredients came from, excitedly about the preparation techniques used. They always used “we” or “our,” never “me” or “Chef Regan.” (Again, Chef Regan included.)
Over the next few courses, there were so many charms. An herb-rolled, soft-boiled quail egg served in an actual nest; impossibly chewy seaweed bread darkened by squid ink; a cauliflower-mushroom soup that Erin about died over. I was particularly fond of a course called Barnyard: headcheese dusted with beet powder, paired with a collage of root vegetables and flavored puddings reminiscent of something out of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing.
And that’s the thing. Never in my life would I have thought that I’d be fond of headcheese. I would have probably never eaten it if it weren’t for this meal. But it was fun to break out of my culinary comfort zone.
The other surprising thing? How full we were, considering it was a tasting menu. By the time we were served the entree courses—rare lamb medallions wrapped in swiss chard and pickled fish in a sauce of its own bones—we were taking deep breaths between bites. I’m pretty sure they were the only two plates we didn’t completely clean.
We managed to buck up for our “one-and-a-half” dessert courses, as the server put it. (The “half” was a palate-cleansing sorbet.) Our favorite was Under the Sea, a spongy coral-seaweed cake so realistic looking it prompted me to ask the server just how much of it we could eat. “All of it,” she said. We complied.
Maybe, as a writer, I’m just a sucker for a good story. But I was enchanted by Elizabeth, both in backstory and in not knowing what was coming next throughout the culinary adventure. And while I probably won’t be buying headcheese any time soon, I’m excited to see what Chef Regan has up her non-chef’s-whites sleeves next season.
Shop Chef Iliana Regan's tasting-menu experience at Elizabeth Restaurant:
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As useful as WD40 and much more edible, coconut oil is a powerhouse. In fact, just one jar of the stuff can replace several household staples, from kitchen ingredients to baby wipes. Here’s how to substitute it for 16 total items in 3 rooms of the home:
1. Coffee: Coconut oil is a reputed energy booster. Swallowing a spoonful or two in the afternoon can be a healthful alternative to a cuppa.2. Coffee creamer: Emulsified and poured into coffee, it’s much tastier than (and probably just as nutritious as) that bulletproof stuff.3. Butter or oil (when sautéing): Coconut oil’s high smoke point makes it great for cooking on the stovetop, especially at high heat. Try swapping it in when making stir-fries, scrambled eggs, or pancakes, especially if you like a very mild coconut flavor.4. Oil (when baking): The oil imparts a delicious je ne sais quoi to baked goods—even boxed ones. Use it to give from-the-box brownies an upgrade, and you’ll dream about them for days.5. Condiments: Drop it into quinoa or oatmeal for added nutrients and healthy fats. You can also put it on top of sweet potatoes instead of butter!
6. Moisturizer: It works on your body and your face. It’s naturally SPF 4, so it offers a bit of protection from UV rays, too.7. Leave-in conditioner and anti-static agent: Rub a small amount between your hands and smooth them over your hair to control flyaways.8. Lip balm: It soothes sore, chapped lips, and other skin irritations.9. Eye-makeup remover: Rub it between your fingers until it liquefies, smear it on your lids, and wipe it off with a cotton pad.10. Face wash: Add a little water and rub it in your hands until it foams.11. Hand and foot cream: Massage it into cracked knuckles, or slather it onto your soles and stick them into socks for an overnight soak.12. Shaving cream: It’ll give you a smooth shave, plus additional moisture for your skin.
13. Ouchie ointment: Dab it on cuts and scrapes, which will benefit from its antimicrobial properties.14. Anti-itch cream: Coconut oil reduces itching from bug bites, and helps to calm sunburn, eczema, and cradle cap.15. Diaper cream: A layer on baby’s bottom guards against (and soothes) diaper rash flare-ups.16. Baby wipes: Simply mix it with hot water and pour it over a stack of paper towels that you’ve cut in half. Keep the towels in an airtight container so they stay moist.
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